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Innovating with Purpose: Technology’s Role in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

VMware - GlobeScan SDG Leadership Forum for Goal 9
SDG Leadership Series
20/11/2018
James Morris

“In the next decade, I think the challenges we face will drive new technology innovation by necessity – we will need to apply technology to drive efficiency to address climate change, we will need to use technology to protect people and advance human rights. But to do this, it will require higher levels of collaboration and improved inclusivity in the technology industry moving forward.”

How can technology companies help progress the SDGs through innovation? Join GlobeScan and VMware in our second session of the SDG Leadership Forum for Goal 9: Industry, Infrastructure, and Innovation, hosted online on December 12, 2018 at 10:00 London / 5:00 Hong Kong.

As part of our ongoing series of online dialogues, this upcoming SDG Leadership Forum offers an opportunity to explore the critical role technology innovation and digital infrastructure can play in achieving the United Nations’ ambitious 2030 goals, and the technology industry’s opportunity to help drive resilient and sustainable economic and environmental development.

In this live, online, text-based discussion, we will discuss:

  1. why technology innovation and infrastructure are one of the most important requirements for global development;
  2. how can technology companies help economies be more resilient, especially amid growing disruptions; and
  3. understand how technology companies can target future innovation to help drive resilient and sustainable economic development.

Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware sets out the challenge and opportunity well:

“Now more than ever, the tech community has a responsibility to engage and act. This applies not only to our own businesses but also to shaping global policy and regulatory frameworks to ensure that technology serves the greater good.”

Miss our first session on SDG 9 last month? Register for this upcoming event to join the conversation, and for more information leading up to December 12. It’s fully online, so you can join from anywhere in the world.

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